Friday, October 19, 2012

The Atlantic, October 17, 2012, Friday

The Atlantic

October 17, 2012, Friday

The Atlantic (full article)

Why Are Women Paid Less?

But it doesn't disappear. To get a sense of why women today are still paid less than men, and how much of the difference we can actually blame on discrimination, I spoke with Francine Blau, an award winning labor economist at Cornell who has published widely on gender and the workplace. Our conversation has been edited for length and clarity...

I'm going to refer to a study with my colleague, Professor Lawrence Kahn at Cornell. In the data set we were using, women were making 20 percent less per hour than men overall. That would be what we call the unadjusted differential.